JUMP Scholarship

Joint Undergraduate Mathematics and physics Scholarships at GW

JUMP is an NSF funded program that provides scholarships for talented undergraduates who have financial needs. This is joint program run by the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Physics, and is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the JUMP scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident;
  • Demonstrate financial need as defined by the FAFSA application;
  • Intend to elect a major in mathematics or physics;
  • Be enrolled full-time (12 or more credits) during the semesters receiving support.
  • Priorities will be given to current freshmen. Exceptional applicants who are sophomore mayl be considered as well.


We will organize cohort seminars with talks given by professors, fellow students, and outside professionals. This will also allow the recipients of the JUMP Scholarships to interact with each other, and to network with people outside of the university.

From time to time, we will organize panels on graduate school or career opportunities. For those students interested in working in industry, we will connect them with outside career mentors who will provide advice on career-related issues.

During senior year, there will be opportunities to conduct research activities mentored by GW professors. Students will get a chance to present their research projects at the JUMP Cohort seminar, and at other undergraduate conferences.

About JUMP

The Departments of Mathematics and Physics have received a five year grant from the NSF S-STEM Program for $614,440.  This grant, titled "JUMP: Joint Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics Scholarships at GW," will provide scholarships to talented undergraduate students in mathematics or physics who have financial needs.  It is the first such award received by GW.

The PI and co-PI of this project are:

  • Yongwu Rong, Professor and Chair of Mathematics.  PI.
  • Gerald Feldman,  Professor of Physics, Undergraduate Program Director for Physics, Co-PI.
  • Larry Medsker, Research Professor of Physics, Co-PI.
  • Svetlana Roudenko, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Co-PI.
  • Daniel Ullman, Professor of Mathematics, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, CCAS.  Co-PI.

Contact us for further information by email: JUMP@gwu.edu


2013 / March, JUMP grant from NSF - an abstract of the project.

2013 / April, A JUMP Start - an article in GW Today.

2013 / April,   Grants to target math, physics students - an article in the GW Hachet.

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